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Volume 2018 - Number 35

September 21, 2018

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Plenty of Investors Look Willing to Pick Up the Slack as the Fed Continues to Slowly Unwind Its Massive Holdings

Most of the major MBS investor groups added to their holdings during the second quarter of 2018, according to a new Inside MBS & ABS analysis. [Includes two data charts.]

Wells Getting Closer to Issuing Jumbo MBS, Plans to Test the Market within the Next Year

Wells Fargo plans to test the market for jumbo MBS issuance within the next year, according to John Shrewsberry, a senior executive vice president and chief financial officer at the bank.

MBS Trading Sets a New Low for the Year. Rising Rates and Thin Profit Margins Cause Concerns

The average daily trading volume in agency MBS fell to just $188.4 billion in August, the lowest reading of the year and a possible sign of trouble ahead, according to figures compiled by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.

Risk-Retention Rules Might Not Apply to Some Commercial MBS After Court Ruling on CLOs

A court ruling in February which determined that risk-retention requirements don’t apply to certain collateralized loan obligations could have opened a way to avoid risk retention in the commercial MBS market, according to an industry lawyer.

The Nation’s Largest MBS-Investing REIT Has Plenty of Liquidity – But How Will It Use Its War Chest?

Fresh from buying a smaller rival – MTGE Investment Corp. – Annaly Capital Management this month announced its intention to sell 75 million additional shares of common stock, a capital raise that will bring in roughly $750 million.

Ginnie Mae Assures Acceptance of VA ‘Orphan’ Loans Following Panel’s Passage of Corrective Legislation

Ginnie Mae said it would accept “orphaned” VA loans for delivery into Ginnie MBS as long as the mortgage meets the terms of the law.

Recent Legislative and Government Proposals Would Have Mixed Impact on Student Loan ABS: Moody’s

Changes made by the Dodd-Frank reform bill, along with other legislative proposals and government actions, would have mixed credit impact on ABS backed by student loans, said Moody’s Investors Service.

Treasury, FHFA Argue No Need for a Rehearing in Fifth Circuit GSE Shareholder Case

The Federal Housing Finance Agency and Treasury Department have asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to not entertain a rehearing in the Collins v. FHFA government-sponsored enterprise shareholder case.

MBS and ABS Issuance at a Glance: September 21, 2018

A full page of issuance data and MBS market indicators.

Poll

Who "owns" the mortgage customer that’s brought to a wholesale lender through a loan broker?

The broker. It’s his/her client.
The wholesale/table funder. They’re taking the financial risk.
The broker, but only for the first year. After that, the borrower is fair game.
Hard to answer. It’s a complicated issue.

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